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NTBG Plant Name:
Hellenia speciosa
Barcode:
PTBG1000026859
Specimen ID:
028628
Collector ID:
8221
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
February 11, 1998
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
US
Determiner:
David H. Lorence 2009
Observers:
Naito Soaladaob, Tim Flynn, Diane Ragone
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
PW
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Babeldaob
State:
AIRAI STATE
Locality:
6.7 miles N of main airport, at Ouikuul (Goikul) Village on E coast; elevation 1-5 m.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Rhizomatous herb, stems 1.5 m tall, leaves spiral. Infl. bracts, ovary, and calyx dark red, tepals pink. Naturalized and common locally.
Habitat:
Evergreen mesic forest and agroforest.
Associated Species:
With Ficus, Artocarpus altilis, Areca catechu, Heterospathe elata, Cocos , Ceiba pentandra, Osmoxylon, flat areas with deep soils interspersed with limestone outcrops.
Date of Record Creation:
May 17, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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